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  1. Same here and it works with SV, STI, and MBX tubes.
  2. Sweet pistol bud! I went back and forth on the extra slide serration a million times. Funny how it changes the look of the length IMHO. You need to get some more (better) shots of that thing.
  3. 17 lbs. mainspring and a 9 lbs. recoil spring in my 9mm edge with my reloads (140ish pf). Like what was suggested earlier, get a few springs and have a friend with an iPhone film you from the side in slo-mo. See which spring returns the pistol to zero with the least amount of sight noise using your ammo, grip, stance, etc.
  4. Almost exactly 14 months. Would have been a few weeks earlier but they said they had to send a few of the smaller parts for re-coat.
  5. Congrats guys! Just got mine and I couldn’t be happier.
  6. Welcome to the forum Phillip. Check out Sir Walter USPSA on the first Saturday of every month. By far my favorite match around the triangle. You are correct, we live in a great area for shooting sports and there is a quality match within reasonable driving distance just about every weekend.
  7. “Let’s say ammo cost is the same” —in that universe I’d go with the 38 all day long but in the real world where the cost is different I would say it depends on what you’re planning on doing with it. The fact that you mentioned minor leads me to believe this is for competition and with that, and the typical higher volume of shooting, cost may factor in. I agree that the 38 will probably run more reliably and with less tinkering but 9mm 1911’s can and do work if setup properly and with the right mags/OAL.
  8. Also, congrats on the new press! I recently got my 1050 from a 650 and couldn’t be happier with it.
  9. Sharpen the Dillon decapping pin to a chisel point. Only issue I’ve had with my 1050 is primers sticking to the end of the pin and getting pulled back into the primer pocket.
  10. Also check that they fit in your mags. Some guns will have enough freebore that your mags will actually be the limiting factor.
  11. STI actually has a pretty solid warranty even if you’re not the original owner. I see what you mean about not getting a problematic gun but even a brand new 2011 may fit this category. The good news is that often minor tweaking/tuning can resolve issues. I’ve had to go through both of my edges and a costa that had to be sent back to STI. Only one of those three was new when I bought it. Weigh the cost savings against potential headaches of used but know that even new STI’s get sent back for issues from time to time.
  12. This. Use a heavy bullet and a fast powder. Bigger diff between 170pf-180pf than 125pf-135pf IMHO. I load my 9 minor to 140’s pf cause anything lower feels too slow with a 147 gr bullet. I use 200 gr blues over n320 for .40 major. Recently picked up some Clean shot cause I’ve heard it works great and is a fair amount cheaper. OP— grab some heavy bullets and you’ll start to see a difference.
  13. 1911–With tang which will hit the frame and stop over inserting: 2011–No tang to stop over insertion:
  14. There is nothing except the mag catch to prevent over insertions on a 2011. The mags do not have a tang like what is found on a 1911 mag to stop it. Your statement about tuning is inaccurate regarding 2011’s which is what the OP is asking about. Slide lock is a personal preference but the majority of folks who do not want their 2011 to go to slide lock (the majority of 2011 owners) do so because of the design of the pistol/magazines not because they are not tuned.
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